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GRAND RAPIDS, MI (Nov. 30, 2018) โ€“ Matt Puempel and Wade Megan both netted 5-on-3 power play goals, part of a three power play goal performance for Grand Rapids, as the Griffins (12-7-2) skated to a 4-3 win over the San Antonio Rampage (8-14-0) on Friday night at Van Andel Arena.

Mackenzie MacEachernJordan Kyrou, and Klim Kostin all scored for the Rampage, and Ville Husso stopped 19 shots in the loss. The Griffins improved to 5-0-1 in their last six games.

Filip Hronek opened the scoring for the Griffins at 6:23 of the first period. Seconds after leaving the penalty box, Hronek joined a 3-on-2 rush and beat Husso with a one-timer from the left circle for his fourth goal of the year, extending his points streak to five straight games and making it 1-0 Griffins.

Puempel made it 2-0 at 10:43 of the first. With Sam Lofquist in the box for boarding and MacEachern off for slashing, Puempel fired a wrist shot past Husso from the right circle for his tenth goal of the season.

The Griffins power play struck again at 2:21 of the second period, with former Rampage forward Turner Elson finishing a rebound in front for his eighth goal of the season to make it 3-0. Prior to Friday, the Griffins power play was ranked last in the league at 10.3 percent and had not scored multiple goals in a game.

MacEachern scored his third goal of the season at 5:27 of the second period to make it 3-1. A Tyler Wotherspoon point shot was blocked in front by teammate Austin Poganski, but Poganski gathered the loose puck and found MacEachern in the right circle for a shot up over the shoulder of Griffins goaltender Patrik Rybar.

At 8:51 of the second, Joey LaLeggiafound Kyrou alone in front of the Grand Rapids net with a pass from the left point. Kyrou beat Rybar for his third goal of the season, and second in as many games, to make it 3-2.

Former Rampage forward Wade Megan restored the two-goal cushion for the Griffins with a 5-on-3 deflection at 16:08 of the second period, his third goal of the season. The Rampage have surrendered five goals on 5-on-3 power plays this season.

Kostin notched his fourth of the season at 17:03 of the second period, finishing on a breakaway created by a feed from Kyrou to make it 4-3.

The Rampage had 25 seconds of 5-on-3 power play time late in the third period, but could not score the equalizer. The San Antonio power play was 0-for-7, snapping a streak of seven consecutive games with a power-play goal.

The Rampage visit the Chicago Wolves on Saturday night at Allstate Arena. Puck-drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. CT, with the game available on The Ticket 760AM and on AHLTV.


Goals: MacEachern (3); Kyrou (3); Kostin (4)

Ville Husso: 19 saves on 23 shots

Power Play: 0-for-7

Penalty Kill: 3-for-6


1. Filip Hronek โ€“ GR

2. Turner Elson โ€“ GR

3. Klim Kostin โ€“ SA